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Saab Australia building maritime combat systems center

Feb. 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

LINKOPING, Sweden, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A new purpose-built facility for advanced military maritime systems is being built in Australia by Saab of Sweden's local subsidiary.

Saab said its Advanced Maritime Systems Center is located at Adelaide's Technology Park and will bring together all of the resources, skills and expertise of the company in producing and servicing naval combat systems.

"The development of the Advanced Maritime Systems Center will ensure that Saab Australia continues to be at the cutting edge of future naval combat systems," said Dean Rosenfield, managing director of Saab Australia. "Through the Advanced Maritime Systems Center Saab will be able to continue to develop and support naval combat systems of the highest quality for the Australian Defense Force."

The initial workforce of engineers, project managers and software engineers at the center will number more than 100, expanding to more than 200 by 2020.

"Saab Australia has a long history of developing world-beating naval systems," Rosenfield said. "In addition to serving the Royal Australian Navy, the Advanced Maritime Systems Center will also provide us with the opportunity to grow our export capability in established and developing markets such as Canada and India."

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